The discovery-oriented approach to organic chemistry. 6. Selective reduction in organic chemistry: Reduction of aldehydes in the presence of esters using sodium borohydride

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Date: Nov. 2005
From: Journal of Chemical Education(Vol. 82, Issue 11)
Publisher: American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education
Document Type: Article
Length: 29 words

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A discovery-oriented lab experiment is developed that illustrates the chemoselective nature of reductions using sodium borohydride. Products are of sufficient purity to allow analysis by spectroscopy without further purification.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A143138595